Crown Ky-196 Transceivers

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KY-196A (28V)KY-196B (28V, 8.33 KHZ)
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The KY 196A/196B series utilizes a space-saving flatpack design, allowing it to fit neatly into your Silver Crown stack. The unit measures a trim 1.3" x 6.3" and weighs just 2.8 pounds. The 28-volt KY 196A/196B delivers 16 watts minimum transmit output power. Both units incorporate solid-state construction, with a digital frequency synthesizer generating all COMM frequencies. Despite their wide range of capabilities, the KY 196A and KY 196B were designed to be easy to read and logical to operate. For example, the active frequency is clearly distinguishable from the standby, with both displayed in separate, dedicated windows. This enables you to select the standby frequency while continuing to monitor the active frequency. After your frequency change is approved, one push of the transfer switch "flip-flops" the two frequencies.

The KY 196A and KY 196B feature nine-pilot-programmable memory channels. Total frequency storage capacity is eleven, including those in "USE" and "STBY". This allows you to program in advance a string of often used frequencies. The memory channels and "USE" and "STBY" frequencies are held in nonvolatile storage. EEROM (Electrically Erasable Read Only Memory) devices are used so that no batteries or external power are required to "remember" stored frequencies through power interruptions or shutdowns. Easy-to-read gas-discharge displays clearly show all selections. The 118.00MHz to 136.975MHz range of the KY 196A and KY 197A provide 760 COMM frequencies. An audio leveling feature automatically amplifies weak audio signals and mutes strong signals. Must be installed by a King dealer.
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  • Transmitter: KY 196A- C37c, Class 3; KY 196B- C37c, Class 3, 4 & 5
  • Receiver: KY 196A & KY 196B- C38c, Class A
  • Physical Dimensions:Height: 1.35 in (3.43 cm), Width: 6.312 in(16.032 cm), Depth: 10.776 in (25.847 cm), Weight: 2.8 lbs (1.27 Kg)
  • Temperature Range: -20 to +55 with short time operation at +70
  • Power Requirements: KY 196A & 196B- 28VDC at 1.0A (Receive), 6.0(Transmitmer)
  • Frequency Range: KY 196A- 118.000 MHz to 136.975 MHz in 25kHz increments; KY 196B- 118.0000 MHz to 136.9916 MHz in 8.33kHz increments(118.000 MHz to 136.990 MHz displayed per DO186a and ED-23B)
  • Frequency Stability: .0015% from -20C to +55C
  • Power Output: KY 196A & 196BB- 16 Watts minimum
  • Sidetone Output: Adjustable up to 100mW into 500 headphones
  • Microphone: Must provide 100mV RMS into 100 load
  • Duty Cycle: 1 minute on, 4 minutes off
  • Receiver Output: 100mW minimum into 500



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Q: Is this product direct replacement / compatible with BENDIX/KING KY 196 A (P/N: 064-1054-30)?

Yes, this is a direct replacement/compatible with the Bendix/King.